Wendy Anne Bowler

SOUTH PORTLAND – Last tide out for Wendy Anne Bowler, wife of Paul A. Rollins from South Portland.

With the love of her husband, Paul, of 31 years, they have had much joy, travels and love shared for so many years.

Wendy passed away peacefully on March 4, 2022 at her home. She was born on July 10, 1959 in Brunswick, the only daughter of Allene and Peter Bowler.

In 1980, she graduated from the University of Maine at Farmington with a degree in Special Education and Elementary Education. For eight years she taught middle school in Wyoming before moving back to Maine.

For the last 32 years, she managed and owned the H&R Block Franchise in Gorham.

Wendy was a certified scuba instructor and dive master and helped her husband with his scuba business, Rollins Scuba Association. Wendy loved to take new students out on their first ocean dives. Wendy and her husband, Paul, enjoyed traveling, especially to scuba diving in Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles in the Caribbean, Cyprus in the Mediterranean, Great Barrier Reef in Australia, Alaska, Hawaii, Florida and other dive sites.

Wendy was president of the Gorham Woman’s Club and President-Elect of GFWC, Maine. She was also very helpful aiding her husband in his many Masonic duties.

She is survived by her husband, Paul A. Rollins; her stepdaughter, Selene Elizabeth Rollins of Foster City, Calif.; her brothers John Bowler of Gorham, Steve Bowler and his wife Jayne of Belfast, and her sister-in-law, Elizabeth R. Stevens of Amelia Island, Fla.

There will be no service. There will be a celebration of life held this summer.

Life without family and friends would have been quiet. Thank you all for bringing brightness into my life!

Arrangements are under the direction of Conroy-Tully Walker South Portland Chapel, 1024 Broadway, South Portland.

To view Wendy’s memorial page or share an online condolence please visit http://www.ConroyTullyWalker.com.

In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to the Gorham Backpack Program: Donation checks can be made out to: Gorham School Department with Backpack Program written in the memo line. A receipt will be mailed for tax purposes. Please send to

Hollis Cobb,

Finance Officer,

Gorham School Department,

75 South St.

Gorham, ME 04038

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